The Ministry of Education (MoE) has exempted the central universities in the north eastern region and HNBGU, Uttarakhand from taking admissions through Common University Entrance Test (CUET) UG 2023. These universities were also allowed to conduct direct admissions last year.
A communiqué issued by PK Singh, under secretary to the government of India, ministry of education, dated 15 March, said, “Given the geographical conditions, hilly terrains, far-flung locations, limited digital connectivity infrastructure etc. as an impediment in conducting the CUET in Northeastern regions, the central universities of Northeastern regions were allowed to take admission in the affiliated colleges to the central university as per past practices instead of CUET for the year 2022-2023.”
“Keeping in view the present situation, it has been decided that the above exemption may be extended for one more year for 2023-2024,” the statement from the centre read.
The central universities in Northeastern regions include Nagaland University, Sikkim University, Rajiv Gandhi University, Manipur University, Assam University, Tezpur University, Tripura University, Mizoram University, NEHU and HNGBU, Uttrakhand.